Applying for a visa is a cumbersome process no matter where you’re applying from. But there are certain countries where the process is a real pain in the neck. One such visa, applying for which is a huge hassle, is the Schengen visa. If you or someone you know has applied for it, then you know how exhausting the process as well as the paperwork is. Recently a woman showed us the ground reality of the application process.
Woman Shows The Reality Of Applying For A Schengen Visa
The amount of paperwork for a Schengen visa is insane! Why is it so difficult to understand:
1. We are not interested in marrying your men, thank you
2. We are actually adding to the GDP of your country!! pic.twitter.com/ovul90ZsuQ
— Ujjavala Bothra (@ujjavalabothra) April 25, 2023
Twitter has become a prime spot for angry rants. Most of the time, the rants are about issues that are needlessly inflated. But sometimes, they bring to light certain issues that are important and need to be addressed. In a recent rant on the micro-blogging website, a woman posted a picture of the amount of paperwork required in order to apply for a Schengen visa.
The picture was of a thick pile of paperwork which the user described as ‘soul-crushing.’ Furthermore, the text posted along with the photograph also showed the user’s frustration with all the redundant, and often regressive, details that the paperwork warranted.
The user condensed her frustration into two points stating that (i) that people who visit the country aren’t interested in marrying their men, and (ii) the visitors are actually adding to the country’s GDP.
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Netizens Sympathise With The Woman’s Rant
Soul crushing would be an understatement to describe my visa experience.
We 100% need more competition to @VFSGlobal – Monopolies suck!
— Ujjavala Bothra (@ujjavalabothra) April 26, 2023
In a reply to the tweet, the user further demonstrated how and why she thinks that “every step of the process [of applying for the Schengen visa] is broken.” She said that she booked an appointment slot for 11:30 AM but it didn’t commence until 2 PM.
She also states that the document checklist on Norway’s checklist is outdated and that a single printout costs ₹150. In a following tweet, she also emphasises the need for more portals and how monopolies are disadvantageous.
Many people responded to the thread agreeing that it was indeed a hassle when they, too, applied for a Schengen visa. One of the users mentioned that married women require a No Objection Certificate or NOC from their husbands as part of the qualification process which is regressive.
Doesn’t end here! The fact that married women need NOC from their husbands-utterly regressive :(
— Aditi Kambli (@AditiKambli) April 25, 2023
Also Read: People, Schengen Visa Application Process To Be Fully Digital! Deets Here
How do you think the situation could be improved? Let us know in the comments below!
Cover Image Credits: @ujjvalabothra/Twitter